In terms of performance, it’s been said that the penis has a mind of its own. Which means a good erection isn’t always a guarantee.
That doesn’t mean you can’t give it some brain food. And on the flip side, certain foods and drinks can have been shown to impair male sexual performance by either directly or indirectly messing with hormone levels. The penis is dependent on testosterone to function properly, and anything that lowers the T can lower the D. The 13 foods and drink below are among the worst cockblockers.
You and your sweetie are enjoying a romantic evening you hope will end in orgasmic bliss. But what if your penis has other plans? Many factors influence whether you can achieve or maintain hardness before and during sex, including the foods you do or don’t eat. Learning which dishes to pass by and which to serve up may help you avoid the “oh no, not again” lack-of-erection blues.
If date night regularly includes sushi, order your appetizer wisely. A study out of Harvard School of Public Health found just a half serving of soy per day was enough to slash sperm count by 40 percent in healthy males. Large amounts of soy can drastically reduce testosterone, according to a study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition; researchers found that men who had 120 mg of soy a day saw the decrease. Read on for more startling ways your penis is affected by certain foods—but don’t miss our What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Eggs report!